OCA Annual Dinner 2020
Another spectacular Evening! OCA Annual Dinner 2020
Following the overwhelmingly positive feedback of last year’s OCA Annual Dinner, Old Cats enjoyed another memorable evening at the breathtakingly beautiful Drapers’ Hall.
The evening began with a drinks reception in the exquisite Drawing Room, which doubled as Buckingham Palace in the film The King’s Speech. It was wonderful to see so many fresh faces, Old Cats young and old, reconnecting and networking.
Guests were treated to an exquisite rendition of Puccini’s aria: ‘O mio babbino caro’ and Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’ by current Sixth Form pupil, Olivia Lindo, before indulging in an exceptional three-course meal.
OCA President Clive Furness highlighted the work completed by the OCA over the past 12 months, including the numerous reunions both home and abroad, the success of the OCA’s Innovation and Collaboration Award, networking events such as the OCA sponsored Insight Evenings as well as the OC Sports Clubs.
Old Cat Stephen Colegrave was the keynote speaker and entertained guests with anecdotes of his time at Caterham, as well as insights into his fascinating career. Beginning in advertising, then moving into independent journalism, and culminating with his ground-breaking work with Bylines who secured the exposé of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Byline Times, a national newspaper for independent journalists that focuses on ‘what the papers don’t say’.
Once again, the evening carried on well into the night as guests enjoyed drinks in the sumptuous Court Room and made the most of the stunning venue.